The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 1 (Greg Nicotero/AMC)

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Best Zombie TV Shows Ranked by Tomatometer

After two seasons flirting with Rotten scores The Walking Dead came raging back with season 9 and its 91% score. Season 10 has kicked off nicely with scores in the 90s for its first two episodes. With the scores on the upswing, the AMC horror series has moved up on our list of the best of zombie TV.

The Walking DeadiZombie, In the Flesh, and other TV series that tackle the undead have found ravenous audiences both with the critical brains who write about them and the meat sacks who watch. We bit into our Tomatometer scores to find the best reviewed zombie shows on TV, including a few of those that feature zombie characters even if the’re not the show’s main focus.

Series are ranked by their series-level Tomatometer scores. The ones without overall scores are listed alphabetically at the bottom.

Z Nation (2014)

#21
Synopsis: Several years since a zombie virus swept across America, there's only one person -- who goes by just Murphy --... [More]

Talking Dead (2011)

#20
Synopsis: Chris Hardwick is more than happy to host this after-show for "The Walking Dead" franchise that serves as a platform... [More]
Starring: Chris Hardwick


Freakish (2016)

#18
Synopsis: Students don't usually like having to go to school under normal circumstances, so imagine how the students at Kent High... [More]

The Returned (2015)
67%

#17
Synopsis: From executive producers Carlton Cuse ("Lost," "Bates Motel") and Raelle Tucker ("True Blood"), "The Returned" is set in a small... [More]

#16
Synopsis: The town of Jasper, Ala., was known as a top coal producer, but now it's "fame" is being the site... [More]

#15
Synopsis: A sign of the apocalypse has begun. Reports of a rapidly changing world for unknown reasons underscore this gritty drama,... [More]

Death Valley (2011)

#14
Synopsis: Maintaining law and order is the mandate of the UTF, but this isn't exactly Benson and Stabler working the streets... [More]

Black Summer (2019)
89%

#13
Synopsis: Set in the "Z Nation" universe, this series follows a crack team of special forces as it fights for hope... [More]
Directed By: Abram Cox

American Gods (2017)
77%

#12
Synopsis: Ex-convict Shadow Moon roams a world he doesn't understand, left adrift by the recent, tragic death of his wife. Little... [More]

Glitch (2015)
80%

#11
Synopsis: A police officer in a small country town finds his life turned upside down when six former residents return from... [More]
Directed By: Tony Ayres

Helix (2014)
81%

#10
Synopsis: Drs. Alan Farragut and Julia Walker -- scientists who used to be married and, at one time, worked for the... [More]

The Walking Dead (2010)
80%

#9
Synopsis: Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, this gritty drama portrays life in the months and years... [More]

Kingdom (2019)
96%

#8
Synopsis: The deceased king rises and a mysterious plague begins to spread; the prince must face a new breed of enemies... [More]
Directed By: Kim Seong-hun, Park In-Je

Santa Clarita Diet (2017)
89%

#7
Synopsis: Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant star in this Netflix-original series as married realtors, Sheila and Joel, who are living a... [More]

Dead Set (2008)
92%

#6
Synopsis: Inspired, says creator Charlie Brooker, by the classic horror film "Dawn of the Dead," this five-episode series chronicles a nightmare... [More]

iZombie (2015)
92%

#5
Synopsis: When over-achieving medical resident Liv Moore attends a party that turns into a zombie feeding frenzy, she ends up joining... [More]

Pushing Daisies (2007)
96%

#4
Synopsis: Ned possesses a rare gift -- the ability to restore life to the dead -- with a touch. He puts... [More]

In the Flesh (2013)
97%

#3
Synopsis: This drama centers on teenage zombie Kieren Walker, who returns home after his death in 2009 to a less-than-warm welcome.... [More]
Directed By: Jonny Campbell

The Returned (2012)
97%

#2
Synopsis: In a small Alpine village, a group of men, women and children is in a state of confusion as they... [More]

Ash vs Evil Dead (2015)
99%

#1
Synopsis: Ash is baaaack! Bruce Campbell reprises his "Evil Dead" film role as heroic, chainsaw-handed monster fighter Ash Williams, now an... [More]


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